Physics is Pretty… The Sombrero Galaxy This article is cross-posted from my other blog, Origin at Infinity. This is a picture of the Sombrero Galaxy taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. It is “50,000 light-years across and 28 million light years from Earth” according to the Hubble website. As an aspiring physicsist trying to learn all the ins and outs of the laws that govern our universe, it is often too easy to get bogged down in the abstract concepts and maths, and lose the appreciation of how awesome physics is. Sometimes we need to take a step back and look at what we are trying to achieve with scientific discovery and feel the awesomeness of it. If we don’t feel the excitement of what science can do, how can we expect anyone else to?